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New Orleans Saints Linebacker Charged With Domestic Violence

Junior Galette was arrested on Monday.

Posted on January 5, 2015, at 1:36 p.m. ET

Junior Galette, a 26-year-old linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, was arrested on charges of domestic battery/simple battery on Monday. The charge is a misdemeanor.

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The Kenner, Louisiana, police held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the charges.

Ramon Antonio Vargas of The Advocate reported that the KPD confirmed Galette was charged after he pushed a woman who would not leave his home. From there, the KPD say, their stories diverge: The victim claims she is Galette's ex-girlfriend and current personal assistant; Galette says she is a dancer. KPD confirmed the "woman had visible injuries" and was bleeding. Galette's cousin, Terrance Banks, was also present at the time of the incident.

The Saints released a statement saying they are "aware of the arrest."

The NFL's new domestic violence policy mandates a six-game suspension for first time incidents of domestic violence.

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